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Smog In Korea 2015: Air Pollution From China Arrives Early In Seoul, Causing Dust Warnings

The annual autumn haze in South Korea has settled over Seoul earlier than usual this year. For the fourth day in a row Thursday, officials issued a fine dust advisory and urged residents to stay indoors to avoid severe air … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Now Threatening Health Worldwide

Humanity is losing the battle for clean air. Despite decades of efforts to combat it, air pollution is taking a growing toll on human health, the environment, and the economy, according to a new Worldwatch Institute study. Once primarily an … Continue reading

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Environment Ministry Implements Tough Measures to Prevent Neighborhood Air Pollution

When you fill up your car at a gas station, you can easily smell the gasoline. However, the smell of the oil mist includes toxic materials, and they can severely damage the air quality in the surrounding neighborhood. To reduce … Continue reading

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Worst yellow dust blankets peninsula

The year’s worst yellow dust hit much of the nation Sunday, prompting the authorities to issue health warnings against the sandy, chemical-laden wind from China. The Korea Meteorological Administration issued yellow dust advisories in Seoul and 16 cities and counties … Continue reading

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Seoul mayor extends invitations to clear the air with Tokyo, Beijing

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon is reaching out to his counterparts in Tokyo and Beijing to improve relations between the three countries by collaborating on the common problem of PM 2.5 air pollutants and bolstering exchanges. “Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul are … Continue reading

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Asia’s mega-cities urged to think green

Asian urbanization still has a long way to go, with the number and size of cities getting ever larger. In 2010, the urban share of Asia’s population was still only 43 per cent, compared to 52 per cent worldwide. By … Continue reading

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